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Arts and Entertainment

First Fridays @ Natural History Museum 02/05/10

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The Natural History Museum brought out the big guns for their second installment of 2010's First Friday's series. All musical talent aside, it was like the Pitchfork version of Maxim's Hot 100 List with the beautiful ladies of Warpaint opening for the handsome gents of Yeasayer. An intense amount of excellent genetics in one room upstaged only by key picks from their respective oeuvres. (Speaking of which, you should really grab the latter's Odd Blood if you haven't already. Good stuff.)

If we've learned anything from nights one and two of First Fridays, it's to get your tickets in advance and come early, as the only empty moment of the evening is during soundcheck. The secret is out (yeah, we know we're guilty!) and the bands keep getting better and better. The third installment begins March 5th at 5:30 pm with a tour and discussion led by Drs. Brian Brown and David J Anderson on how the neural circuits of flies are being used to understand behavior in humans. Once you've got some valuable insight into your inner psychology, grab a drink and test your social skills while you enjoy Deer Tick and Everest. Then check out the museum. Last time, we got a little crazy with the mammal dioramas. This time it was the birds, which had a whole kind of creepy that was completely unexpected. But it's the museum at night, so all bets are off. See you next time.